The Sovereignty of Psychological Space among Teens Living in Native and Non-native Cultures



This article describes the research of the properties of the psychological sovereignty among Russian, Jewish and Tatar teens. Th e main tool used in the survey was the questionnaire Sovereignty of psychological space (SPS) by S. K. Nartova-Bochaver. We obtained and analyzed empirical data on a sample of 219 teenagers (Mage = 15, SDage = 3). Th e most signifi cant factor of the sovereignty diff erences between three ethnic groups was a conflict between internal and external culture in which teenagers grow up.

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Keywords: the sovereignty of psychological space, adolescence, psychological boundaries, the cultural properties

Journal rubric: Social and Cross-Cultural Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Telegina S.Y. The Sovereignty of Psychological Space among Teens Living in Native and Non-native Cultures . Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Psychology, 2016. no. 4, pp. 146–157. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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S. Y. Telegina, Postgraduate, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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